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'''Edward Osborne Wilson''' (born June 10, 1929), usually cited as '''E. O. Wilson''', is an American biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist and author. His biological specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants, on which he is the world's leading expert. Wilson has been called "the father of sociobiology" and "the father of biodiversity", his environmentalism|environmental advocacy, and his secular humanist|secular-humanist and deist ideas pertaining to religious and ethical matters. Among his greatest contributions to ecological theory is the theory of island biogeography, which he developed in collaboration with the mathematical ecologist Robert MacArthur, which was the foundation of the development of conservation area design, as well as the unified neutral theory of biodiversity of Stephen Hubbell. Wilson is...
Birth nameEdward Osborne Wilson
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Birth placeBirmingham, Alabama, United States
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NationalityAmerican
Ethnicity| fields = Biology
WorkplacesHarvard University
Duke University
Alma materUniversity of Alabama
Harvard University
Doctoral advisorFrank M. Carpenter
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